Deborah DeNicola Poems
- Noli Me Tangere There was a presence before the stone. A ...
- Early Childhood Hardly a thing I can hold in my hand. But I ...
- The Persistance Of Encumbrance Lord, life after half a ...
- John Baptizing Jesus He must have been a sight, barbaric ...
- Theresa In Ecstasy after the sculpture by Giovanni ...
- Original Human We simply can't stand up, our faces two red ...
- Mystique We survived the blast, the reek of burnt cabbage,...
Deborah DeNicola is the author of six books, most recently Original Human published (2010) by WordTech Communications, and her memoir The Future That Brought Her Here (2009) . Deborah edited the anthology Orpheus & Company; Contemporary Poems on Greek Mytholog, from UPNE press. Previous books include Where Divinity Begins from Alice James Books, and four chapbooks, Inside Light, Psyche ... more »
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Noli Me Tangere
There was a presence before the stone.
A pressure so much larger than human
wounds. My mind let go into the crags
of sorrow and I grew
this cavernous heart. It was a tomb
but also a garden.
One is the other
always. The spirit rises. The body stays
and blooms. I took him
for the gardener as the roses were wilted
on the lattice near where he stood.
He'd been broken and nailed
but nothing showed. Not one thorn,
not one bruise. The light stunned,
magnetized me reaching for his robe.
He threw out his arm, a bolt
of lit wires- shocked-I fell ...